Braves complete 1st home sweep this season, beat Padres 9-6
ATLANTA (AP) Freddie Freeman homered and the Atlanta Braves broke the game open with a five-run fifth inning, beating San Diego 9-6 Thursday to complete their first three-game sweep at Turner Field this season.
One day after Minnesota dipped below Atlanta to the worst record in the majors, the Braves kept on winning behind a six solid innings from Mike Foltynewicz (8-5) and another strong showing from the hitters. They scored at least seven runs for the fifth straight time at home.
Freeman put Atlanta up in the third with his 28th homer, a two-run liner into the right-field seats off Jarred Cosart (0-2). After Hector Sanchez homered for the Padres in the fifth, the Braves finished off Cosart in the bottom half. Freeman walked with the bases loaded, followed by two-run singles from both Matt Kemp and Anthony Recker.
The Braves' two previous three-game sweeps this season came on the road. They are 22-44 at the Ted.
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